Auld Lang…FINE.

I have something I need to get off my chest.

I hate the idea of new years resolutions. For one, they don’t work and you end up falling off the wagon within a few weeks, and two why do we need a statutory holiday to remind us to improve upon ourselves? That being said, I am fully aware and respectful while at the same time being silently judgemental (I kid, I kid) that a large majority of the general populace likes to honour this tradition. With that in mind I have come up with a list this week of some new years beauty resolutions! Take a load off Annie, lets get down to brass tacks.

  • Take off your makeup when you go to bed. Sleeping in your makeup has been known to lead to such lovely things as: premature ageing, eye infections, and clogged pores. Plus, who wants to wake up in the morning with mascara all over their face? Heroin chic died out in the late nineties. Sorry, Kate Moss.

  • Speaking of cleanliness- wash your brushes! Which brushes? All of them! Make sure you are washing your makeup brushes at least once a week, and your hair brush at least once a month. Using a mild shampoo in warm water works wonders, and for spot cleaning I have even devised my own brush cleaner. You can find the recipe here.

  • Watch what you are drinking. Try to cut out soda, coffee, and alcohol. Drink plenty of water. An easy way to look down right Prunella is to dehydrate that skin of yours. Alcohol is probably the worst. Sure, maybe you feel fancy drinking a glass of wine every night, but your skin does not like it very much. It’s not mad, just disappointed.

  • Let your brows grow in. Trust me, this is not easy at first. It has taken so much self control to avoid plucking my eyebrows for the last year, but my god I am glad I did it. I now have fuller, younger looking brows (which is very in style right now). I can shape them how I like and I don’t have two skinny, hairy worms sitting above my eyes.

  • See a dermatologist for a skin checkup. You see a dentist and an eye doctor once a year. Why not a yearly skin check-up? It sounds so cliche, but early detection of any major problems (I dare not say the “C” word) is crucial and it’s best to be on your game.

  • Smile. That’s all. Don’t be a grump-butt and you will always be successful at looking prettier.

That’s some pretty groundbreaking stuff am I right?

I, for one am so excited for 2013. 2012 has been such a huge life-changing year, and I know that with everything that I have planned for 2013 that it’s only going to get better. I would also like to take this moment to thank you all for taking part in making 2012 such a great year for me. I have received so much love and support for Alkeme Beauty that it is overwhelming, and it has encouraged me to keep growing and growing.

Have a safe and happy new year! New Years Eve kisses to all of you!

Feel free to leave a comment down below, and let me know what new years resolution you will be attempting in the new year! Also, if you want to be filled in on everything Alkeme Beauty is up to find me on-




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We will miss you this year Mr. Clark!

We will miss you this year Mr. Clark!


17 thoughts on “Auld Lang…FINE.

  1. thank you very much for following me! it means a lot- I would also be very grateful if you could pass on the word about my blog! thank you soooooo much!

  2. I think of New Year’s as a way to push the reset button. A second chance, like all new days are. You look back with gratefulness, then forward with hope and trust, and you move forward to make yourself a better person. It’s another chance to stop and think about what you’d like to change about yourself or life, but it shouldn’t be the focus.

  3. Good habits you’ve got here! So I have been letting my eyebrows grow out and that has been really tough but I constantly have this urge to pluck them! I like the look of bushy eyebrows, I’m not saying out of control bushy, just bushy enough to look natural instead of the scarily perfect arches. Plus, as we age, our eyebrow hairs thin out so that’s when ladies have to resort to drawing/painting on their eyebrows. Which is also quite a scary look!

  4. It is like you were standing over my bed on the morning of New Year’s Day when you wrote this! I awoke a little dehydrated from one too many wines, with makeup smeared all over my face and pillow, my poor deformed eyebrows wrinkled into a frown (and last night’s makeup brushes sitting dirty in the bathroom). Take note: more face- and brush-cleaning and less grump-butting from me this year! I have put my eyebrows solely in the hand of a specialist and am trying to grow them back in. I currently have two particularly sculptural hairs that grow upwards until halfway along the hair when they deviate sideways. I am paying some stupid sum of money for Li Brow to try to grow back in my brows so will let you know how that goes (though really I should only be applying to one side for a more ‘scientific’ trial).

    I vote we start an international campaign to educate school girls about the dangers of over-plucking!

  5. I am totally with you on the hatred of new years’ resolutions, there are so many things about them that I oppose! Having said that, I get that people like to think of the new year as a new chance to do right by themselves, so your post will be really helpful for people who want to bust their bad beauty habits. Plus, everyone can afford to drink a little more water :)

  6. As your mom I would like to thank you for continuing this blog over the past several months. I am always amazed that I can take something from each blog, and apply it to my life. Lots of love and success with your business for 2013. We are never too old to learn! Maureen

  7. I’m not into resolutions as well. I’ve made about a couple a few years back which I still have not fulfilled until now. But I am glad that I let my brows grow in even if I thought I looked disgusting. I’ve been wearing thin brows over the years because my brows aren’t naturally thick in the first place and I guess because of overplucking. I’ve had them professionally done and I just pluck the teeny hairs that grow back and now my brows look more natural.

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